Blackthorne, which was developed by Blizzard back when their publisher was Interplay, is now available free for Battle.net users. The game was originally released on the Super NES.
For gamers who never played Blackthorne, the game revolves around Kyle Blackthorne, son of the King Vlaros on the planet Tuul, who must deal with the monstrous Ka'dra'suul who wish to enslave the people of his land, Androth.
Basically the game is Contra with RPG elements to it. As with all Blizzard games that would follow, Blackthorne is highly cinematic, as seen in the gameplay video below.
To get the game, players must visit their Account Management page on Battle.net and download the title from the Game Clients screen.
Classic platformer Blackthorne free on Battle.net
03 November 2013 | By JonahFalcon